Wednesday, February 12 2014
The truth is that Good Times is an excellent and remarkably funny show. The irony of the show and its title continues to resonate.
This wonderful HD restoration of Universal's horror classic reiterates the brilliance of Lon Chaney's grotesque creation.
Tuesday, February 11 2014
The third season of Sherlock becomes much more meta and challenges the very concept of who Sherlock Holmes is, and suggests change is indeed in the (east) wind.
Horror fans need to pick this one up, even if the '80s seems like a black hole of bad sequels and a morass of bad ideas.
Monday, February 10 2014
Battles and beheadings, letters sent and lost, dungeons and plenty of who-can-you-trust moments. The White Queen is a whopping good time.
In terms of historical importance and pure cinematic thrills, Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project will be practically impossible to surpass.
Friday, February 7 2014
The history of the modular synthesizer is one that involves competing origins, unwieldy equipment, aesthetic disputes, and the whims of business and art.
Thursday, February 6 2014
Tennessee Williams sent his Blanche du Bois into the abyss, Woody Allen sends his Jasmine to the magical world where she always longed to be.
The 2014 re-release of the complete Dilbert series looks and sounds good and is bargain priced, but has none of the extras of the 2004 release.
Wednesday, February 5 2014
Thanks for Sharing doesn't dissect its protagonists and explore the complexity of their addictive personalities. So why should we care?
For fans of '50s sci-fi silliness, the dinosaur may grab your attention, but that other movie is the better one.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Dallas Buyers Club works because it doesn't over-sentimentalize its subject, and for that reason alone, it has quite the emotional impact.
Anne Fontaine seems merely satisfied with having her movie linger between scandal and hedonism.
Monday, February 3 2014
Season 4 of Downton Abbey is suddenly like the British aristocracy’s version of Breaking Bad.
Both Hail Mary and For Ever Mozart present us with Godard at the peak of his powers as a provocateur and a master of the medium.
The desperate foursome are running from themselves and don't notice the Afrikaans sign, ‘Oppad na nerens'. ‘On the road to nowhere’.
Friday, January 31 2014
Sure, Treme is about the sacred, but you can’t have the sacred without the engine of the profane motoring things along, and there’s nothing more profane than money.
Thursday, January 30 2014
Ender's Game asks a lot of the audience in the areas of suspension of disbelief and character development, but when the film delivers, it can be satisfying.
If Superbad and The World's End had a lovechild raised by H.G. Wells and Leatherface, it would be the emotionally charged Plus One.
Wednesday, January 29 2014
Tequan Richmond gives a chilling and authentic performance, with all the tenderness of youth, and all the brutality that resides in the darkest corners of the mind.